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Peterhead 0-1 Bohemians: What the managers said

Sun 09 Sep 2018

It was physical but a good contest between the Blue Toon and Bohs, settled by Kevin Devaney’s fine finish It was physical but a good contest between the Blue Toon and Bohs, settled by Kevin Devaney’s fine finish

Peterhead 0-1 Bohemians 

 

Peterhead manager Jim McInally

“It was a really tough game.”

“It was hard-fought, physical and you could tell Bohemians had a touch of class about them in areas of the pitch where you knew if you switched off they could punish you.”

“I know they made a few changes to their team but they were still strong and I expected that because Dublin teams, especially, are always tough sides.”

“Physically we did okay and I cannot remember Greg Fleming making a save apart from the one close to half time.”

“They did catch us on counter-attacks later in the game but, by that time, we were pushing people forward.”

“You do not like to lose and that is two Saturdays on the trot we have lost here, 1-0.”

“Both goals were probably preventable but I think this defeat was against a side from a better standard than what we are used to.”

“We had them penned in the last part of the game and hit the bar at the death and had we scored, I do not think you could have begrudged us a draw.”

 

Bohemians manager Keith Long

“We are on a good little run at the moment domestically.”

“I think we have won seven of our last eight games and this is our sixth clean sheet on the bounce, which is really pleasing.”

“We made 10 changes and brought in a lot of our young boys, who have been doing well but not had too much game-time recently.”

“There was a bit of getting to know you, which was understandable, but we were a lot better in the second half and we should have won the game by more in the end.”

“Had we been more clinical in our final pass and finishing, we could have been comfortable winners but 1-0 is a good result and we are into the next round.”

“One of the most immediate differences, in terms of what we are used to facing, was the different styles.”

“Most teams in Ireland play 4-3-3 and play through the thirds more, whereas Peterhead were a bit more direct.”

“It was also more physical and the referee let more challenges go than what we are used to in our league.”